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No Offense

(Little Bridge Island #2)

3.22  ·  Rating details ·  6,848 ratings  ·  1,029 reviews
A broken engagement only gave Molly Montgomery additional incentive to follow her dream job from the Colorado Rockies to the Florida Keys. Now, as Little Bridge Island Public Library’s head of children’s services, Molly hopes the messiest thing in her life will be her sticky-note covered desk. But fate—in the form of a newborn left in the restroom—has other ideas. So does ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 11th 2020 by William Morrow
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myo (myonna reads)
Aug 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
i feel like i could’ve went my whole without reading a romance between a librarian and a sheriff.

ngl this book comes off a bit misogynistic at times when it comes to the dad. i get hes a grump sheriff but i hate him. the librarian character was so quirky and her entire personality was that she reads and i hate when authors do that because i think it’s a lazy way to get readers to relate to the character instead of letting them organically relate. i don’t think the romance was convincing at all
Aug 03, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Oh Meg Cabot, you have let me down.

No, this isn't her fault. This story was probably no better or worse than the dozen stories of hers I have read over the years. The writing was light, frothy and predictable as many of her novels are. My problem with this specific novel however, and what made me almost stopped reading within the first fifty pages, was the main heroine Molly, aka the children's librarian who wasn't a very good librarian/government worker.

Look I have worked in public libraries f
Cute and cozy. Meg Cabot delighted me with this charming small town tale. This is the second book in the Little Bridge Island series, but it can absolutely be read as a standalone. Molly is the new children’s librarian on Little Bridge Island. She is charmed by her new peaceful surroundings that is until she finds an abandoned baby in the library bathroom. John grew up in Little Bridge and after some time away he has now returned as town sheriff. Molly and John have an instant attraction to one ...more
Dec 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
The second book in the Little Bridge Island series by Meg Cabot is as light and enjoyable as the first one, No Judgments. This time we follow the story of a new children's section librarian Molly Montgomery who finds a new born baby girl in the library bathroom. Sheriff John Hartwell promises to do everything possible to find the baby's parents...and (no spoilers) he does.
In the meantime sparks of attraction fly between the attractive librarian and the sherif, who also happens to be a newly div
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
I really liked this one!!!! Full review to come!!!
Jacob Proffitt
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, steamy, audiobook
This is second in a series, but they're pretty disconnected. There aren't many elements beyond simply setting that connect these, so feel free to go in any order. Maybe don't pick this one first, though...

I'm not sure what Cabot was thinking with Molly, but it so missed its mark with me. Molly is a librarian, but it's like she thinks that's a holy calling throughout the book. She even acts/thinks about her relationship with her patrons as if there's something like the protection of the confessio
Jun 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss
No Offense is the second book in the Little Bridge Island series. I would describe this book as a combination between Chick Lit and Romantic Comedy.

This book has a connection to the previous one as it is set on the same island in the Florida Keys. However, it can definitely be read as a standalone. While the sheriff was briefly in the last book. The main characters from No Judgments play almost no part in this book.

The narrators of No Offense are Molly and John (3rd person POVs). Molly is the is
Sep 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
Don't know which V personality clicked on this one, but no. I think I was lured by the idea of island life in the blurb, but wow, not my kinda book. ...more
Bree Hill
Sep 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I can officially knock off ‘read a Meg Cabot’ off my imaginary ‘authors to read’ list.
This wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great and I say that simply because there were times that rather than focus on the book, it served more as background noise and My mind would be somewhere else. There were definitely parts that didn’t hold my attention. This is the romance between a librarian and the sheriff with a mystery element woven in. I like how librarians literally are super heroes and in this one, and I lik
Sarah Swann
I really didn’t like this book. I had high hopes since it was about a librarian and it sounded so cute. Nope, I couldn’t stand the librarian character! She was very self righteous and made a lot of assumptions about a police investigation she had no right to stick her nose in. I also didn’t like how the sheriff would make decisions in his head based on how she would view them. At one point rolled my eyes so hard my head went all the way back. This one just didn’t work for me at all and I won’t b ...more
Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!

Not sure if it was just me or not but ‘No Offense’ fell flat. There just wasn’t much sizzle between our librarian Molly and Sheriff John, who became a recently divorce single father and even with all the mystery surrounding the found baby, high school and home thief and burglaries I had ended up skimming through a few chapters out of boredom. It’s sad to report that this failed to deliver but would definitely reconsider reading something else by this author in the future.

Oct 30, 2020 added it
Shelves: abandonded
I'm generally not too bothered by things that are "unrealistic" in fiction or like, you know, when fictional science doesn't hold up or whatever, but I had to DNF this book before even finishing the first chapter due to
1) bad LIBRARY science!! the main character is supposed to be a head children's librarian who seems TERRIBLE at her job. but in a way where the book thinks she's good at her job.
2) the love interest is a cop?! in 2020?!

MEG. I'm disappointed. HRH Mia Thermopolis would never.
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
2 stars

You can read all of my reviews at Nerd Girl Loves Books.

My overall feeling about this contemporary romance book is a solid "meh". It's not the worst I've read, but I won't remember what this book is about in a week. The writing is fine, but the two characters aren't interesting, the romance is very clunky and the side plots kind of ridiculous.

Molly moves from Colorado after she breaks up with her finance to be the new children's librarian at the Little Bridges Library in the Florida Keys
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When Little Bridge Island Public Library’s children’s librarian Molly Montgomery is alerted to a baby in the restroom at the library, Sheriff John Hartwell is immediately on the case. But the librarian and the sheriff are at odds as to whether this is a criminal offense or a confused mistake. Each is attracted to the other but they butt heads on the law versus common decency. Plus, there is the matter of the High School Thief who no one knows for sure who the perpetrator is. Also, divorced Sheri ...more
Helen Power
Sep 10, 2020 rated it liked it
This is another adorable romance by Meg Cabot! While I do think it was sweet and I absolutely love the dynamics of Little Bridge Island and its residents, I found this book lacking. The banter between Molly and John is cute. The novel has a mystery plotline, which kept me turning the pages, but it fell a little flat at the end. There isn’t really a twist, and I realized after finishing that there wasn’t a climactic scene. Molly and John were always wishy washy in their relationship (will they, w ...more
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, arc, romance
Review coming soon
Jenny (Reading Envy)
A children's librarian and a sheriff living on a tourist-heavy Florida key come together after someone abandons a baby in the library bathroom. Romance ensues, aided with pie.

This was the fluff I needed on a difficult Friday, but it isn't quite as satisfying as it could be because there isn't enough conflict! The fights the two characters were rather unbelievable, but their chemistry was solid... unfortunately the mystery to solve wasn't strong enough to make up for the easy romance. I liked th
Oct 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-review
This was so cute, and the library parts were super accurate!
Jan 30, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks, romance
I used to like Meg Cabot's books, but they have become much less about the story and more about promoting the party line. In this one, the characters are so worried about being politically correct that I started to pretend I was reading a satire. (If I thought of it as a satire, I could justify finishing it.)

Just a few examples of what I mean: He asks himself whether the sexual harassment video he watched at work applies to any step he's about to take in his quest to get into her pants. (Their
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was ok

Okay, I loved the first book in this series. It was fun and light and sort of spicy. This one different. The MCs were so irritating and in a constant battle. I’m surprised they fell in love, tbh. I don’t know how it happened when one minute they were fighting and the next, they were suddenly attracted to each other. Both were frustrating and it sometimes felt like they were just fighting to add length and drama to the book.

The mystery was OK but there were no real twists and no s
3.5 very cute, quick read
Jun 07, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF at about 25%.

I think Meg Cabot is excellent at writing YA in which her characters’ chemistry sizzles. Somehow, in writing adult characters and romance, that falls flat.
The characters were thinly drawn, and the world they existed in, which Cabot has written some other books about, seems so much like a bubblegum fantasy that it’s almost entirely unappealing.
The characters were archetypes with no quirks, written with no specifics. It was just librarian wears cardigans and meets cop with blue
Brenna Edwards
DNF at 45%

I just, I can't. It's so bad. There's something in the tone of it that I just can't get past, and the characters are annoying in their descriptions of each other - who calls the other person halfway through the book "the librarian" instead of their name? And who doesn't know what corn hole is??? I haven't read the first book in this series, so I don't know if I'm just not used to the way the series is written, or if it's along the same style. I love her Princess Diaries series and some
Shelley Lawrence
Having loved the first book in the Little Bridge Island series by Meg Cabot, I was sure I would be enamored with the newest addition, No Offense. Sadly, I was wrong. I really had to push myself to finish this relatively short, but largely cringe-worthy story. I must admit, it was absolutely ridiculous and the cause of a few well-rounded eye rolls. It wasn’t the cutesy, humorous, rom-com type of plot, though perhaps that was the aim, but a rather an immature, unbelievable version of such.

The cha
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: popsugar-2020
Meg Cabot fans, unite! Her newest novel takes us back to Little Bridge Island for a new adventure.

I’ve been a Meg Cabot fan since The Princess Diaries, so it should be no surprise I was looking forward to her next release! No Offense is the second in the Little Bridge Island romance series, centering on Sheriff John Hartwell and new children’s librarian Molly Montgomery, whose lives become intertwined when Molly finds an abandoned newborn in the library bathroom. Part detective novel a
Aug 02, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Little Bridge is one of the smallest islands in the Florida Keys. It's also seen a strange spike in crime- which just so happens to bring the sheriff and children's librarian together on more than one occasion when Molly keeps finding crime scenes.

For me, this book fell flat. I was incredibly excited to receive the review copy and I was intrigued by the plot. I was expecting a fun new take on a modern romance. The romance, however, ended up feeling non-existent. There was no spark between the c
Aug 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
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No Offense was exactly the type of cute and quirky romance I expect from Meg Cabot. There were offbeat locals that will have you laughing, yummy tension between our love birds, and enough fun island antics to make this a great summertime read.

It was so nice to be back in Little Bridge Island and get caught up with a few townsfolk and see what had happened post hurricane since No Judgements, book one came out. No Offense is the second full-length
Rachel Vail
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just read No Offense by Meg Cabot and it saved my quarantine!

It is the perfect read for right now: full of suspense, a saved baby, a kick-ass heroine who is a librarian, a smart sexy romance... a page-turning, absorbing, funny delight.
Dayle (the literary llama)
I’ve never read a Meg Cabot book before. I think I remember thumbing through one back in the early 2000s and not being interested. And then last year I received NO JUDGMENTS but I still haven’t got ‘round to it. But for some reason I picked up NO OFFENSE to other day and just dove in. It’s actually the follow up to No Judgements but can be read as a stand-alone romance.

Anyway, I enjoyed it. It wasn’t great but wasn’t horrible either. It’s sort of a “cruiser”. A bit of a lazy read when your brain
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flun

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